Definitions for FOXfɒks

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

foxfɒks(n.)(pl.)fox•es; fox

  1. any of several small carnivores of the dog family, Canidae, esp. those of the genus Vulpes, having a sharply pointed muzzle and a long bushy tail.

    Category: Mammals

  2. the fur of this animal.

    Category: Clothing

  3. a cunning or crafty person.

  4. Slang. a physically attractive young person, esp. a woman.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Status (usage)

  5. (v.t.)to deceive or trick.

  6. to repair or trim (a shoe) with leather or other material on the upper front.

    Category: Clothing

  7. Obs. to intoxicate or befuddle.

Origin of fox:

bef. 900; ME, OE; c. OS vohs, OHG fuhs

fox′like`(adj.)

Foxfɒks(n.)

  1. Charles James, 1749–1806, British statesman.

    Category: Biography

  2. George, 1624–91, English religious leader: founder of the Society of Friends.

    Category: Biography

  3. Vicente,born 1942, Mexican politician: president of Mexico since 2000.

    Category: Biography

Princeton's WordNet

  1. fox(noun)

    alert carnivorous mammal with pointed muzzle and ears and a bushy tail; most are predators that do not hunt in packs

  2. dodger, fox, slyboots(noun)

    a shifty deceptive person

  3. fox(noun)

    the grey or reddish-brown fur of a fox

  4. Fox, Charles James Fox(noun)

    English statesman who supported American independence and the French Revolution (1749-1806)

  5. Fox, George Fox(noun)

    English religious leader who founded the Society of Friends (1624-1691)

  6. Fox(noun)

    a member of an Algonquian people formerly living west of Lake Michigan along the Fox River

  7. Fox(verb)

    the Algonquian language of the Fox

  8. flim-flam, play a joke on, play tricks, trick, fob, fox, pull a fast one on, play a trick on(verb)

    deceive somebody

    "We tricked the teacher into thinking that class would be cancelled next week"

  9. confuse, throw, fox, befuddle, fuddle, bedevil, confound, discombobulate(verb)

    be confusing or perplexing to; cause to be unable to think clearly

    "These questions confuse even the experts"; "This question completely threw me"; "This question befuddled even the teacher"

  10. fox(verb)

    become discolored with, or as if with, mildew spots

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. fox(noun)ɒks

    an animal with a long thick tail and a pointed face

Wiktionary

  1. fox(Noun)

    A red fox, small carnivore (), related to dogs and wolves, with red or silver fur and a bushy tail.

  2. fox(Noun)

    Any of numerous species of small wild canids resembling the red fox. In the taxonomy they form the tribe Vulpini within the family Canidae, consisting of nine genera (see the Wikipedia article on the fox).

  3. fox(Noun)

    The fur of a fox or fox fur.

  4. fox(Noun)

    A fox terrier.

  5. fox(Noun)

    The gemmeous dragonet, a fish, Callionymus lyra, so called from its yellow color.

  6. fox(Noun)

    A cunning person.

  7. fox(Noun)

    An attractive man or woman.

  8. fox(Noun)

    A small strand of rope made by twisting several rope-yarns together. Used for seizings, mats, sennits, and gaskets.

  9. fox(Noun)

    A wedge driven into the split end of a bolt to tighten it.

  10. fox(Verb)

    To trick, fool or outwit (someone) by cunning or ingenuity.

  11. fox(Verb)

    To confuse or baffle (someone).

    This crossword puzzle has completely foxed me.

  12. fox(Verb)

    To act slyly or craftily.

  13. fox(Verb)

    To discolour paper. Fox marks are spots on paper caused by humidity.

    The pages of the book show distinct foxing.

  14. fox(Verb)

    To turn sour; said of beer, etc., when it sours in fermenting.

  15. Fox(Noun)

    someone connected with Leicester City Football Club, as a fan, player, coach etc.

  16. Fox(ProperNoun)

    derived from the name of the animal.

  17. Fox(ProperNoun)

    Fox Broadcasting Company, a large television network from the USA.

    I watched a great show on Fox last night.

  18. Fox(ProperNoun)

    A given name.

  19. Origin: From fuhsaz, from puk-, peuk-. Cognate with vuhs, vos, fuhs ( פֿוקס, Fuchs). The Indo-European root was also the source of Avestan pusa- (‘plait’), puxъ ( пух), ( paustis).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fox(noun)

    a carnivorous animal of the genus Vulpes, family Canidae, of many species. The European fox (V. vulgaris or V. vulpes), the American red fox (V. fulvus), the American gray fox (V. Virginianus), and the arctic, white, or blue, fox (V. lagopus) are well-known species

  2. Fox(noun)

    the European dragonet

  3. Fox(noun)

    the fox shark or thrasher shark; -- called also sea fox. See Thrasher shark, under Shark

  4. Fox(noun)

    a sly, cunning fellow

  5. Fox(noun)

    rope yarn twisted together, and rubbed with tar; -- used for seizings or mats

  6. Fox(noun)

    a sword; -- so called from the stamp of a fox on the blade, or perhaps of a wolf taken for a fox

  7. Fox(noun)

    a tribe of Indians which, with the Sacs, formerly occupied the region about Green Bay, Wisconsin; -- called also Outagamies

  8. Fox(noun)

    to intoxicate; to stupefy with drink

  9. Fox(noun)

    to make sour, as beer, by causing it to ferment

  10. Fox(noun)

    to repair the feet of, as of boots, with new front upper leather, or to piece the upper fronts of

  11. Fox(verb)

    to turn sour; -- said of beer, etc., when it sours in fermenting

Freebase

  1. Fox

    Fox is a common name for many species of alert omnivorous mammals belonging to the Canidae family. Foxes are small-to-medium-sized canids, with a flattened skull, upright triangular ears, a pointed, slightly upturned snout, and a long bushy tail. Members of about 37 species are referred to as foxes, of which only 12 species actually belong to the Vulpes genus of "true foxes". By far the most common and widespread species of fox is the red fox, although various species are found on almost every continent. The presence of fox-like carnivores all over the globe, together with their widespread reputation for cunning, has contributed to their appearance in popular culture and folklore in many societies around the world. The hunting of foxes with packs of hounds, long an established pursuit in Europe, especially the British Isles, was exported by European settlers to various parts of the New World.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'FOX' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2078

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'FOX' in Nouns Frequency: #2508


Translations for FOX

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

fox(adjective)

a type of reddish-brown wild animal which looks like a dog.

fox-fur.

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